Ending the Conversation.

You can end the conversation anytime you want.
It’s your decision.

You can let everyone around you know that your critics are wrong, unhappy customers just don’t “get it” and that your advisors don’t understand.

All you have to do is turn around and walk away. You can end the conversation anytime you want to.

Or can you?

The conversation isn’t really over.

In reality, the conversation is still going on.  You’re just choosing not to be a part of it.

Unhappy customers are still unhappy. Your insightful advisers are still right.

The conversation is happening.

But the only one who isn’t getting a chance to contribute is you.  The only one who isn’t getting a chance to learn from the conversation is you.

That’s because you thought you could end the conversation by walking away.

Really, you’re the only one missing out.

Because the conversation was meant for you. Meant to help you.

But you’ve decided you don’t want to be part of that conversation.

And you’re only hurting yourself.

0 Replies to “Ending the Conversation.”

  1. Sometimes a painful truth is the most helpful. Have we ever experienced a challenge in our lives that got better by ignoring it? Seldom if ever in my experiences. Yet it is so easy to dig in and defend our actions rather than take to time to listen to what is being offered up in the conversation. Social platforms have only accelerated and expanded the audience. Probably time to face the music and participate.  Thanks Dan.

    1. You are right @milesaustin:disqus .  
      It’s natural to run away from criticism (big struggle for me, at least).  But learning from the perspective of others makes us better at getting our conversation out.

      Dan

      p.s.  What the the new big “sleeper” web tool that I should be looking out for in 2012?

  2. Sometimes a painful truth is the most helpful. Have we ever experienced a challenge in our lives that got better by ignoring it? Seldom if ever in my experiences. Yet it is so easy to dig in and defend our actions rather than take to time to listen to what is being offered up in the conversation. Social platforms have only accelerated and expanded the audience. Probably time to face the music and participate.  Thanks Dan.

    1. You are right @milesaustin:disqus .  
      It’s natural to run away from criticism (big struggle for me, at least).  But learning from the perspective of others makes us better at getting our conversation out.

      Dan

      p.s.  What the the new big “sleeper” web tool that I should be looking out for in 2012?

  3. Sometimes a painful truth is the most helpful. Have we ever experienced a challenge in our lives that got better by ignoring it? Seldom if ever in my experiences. Yet it is so easy to dig in and defend our actions rather than take to time to listen to what is being offered up in the conversation. Social platforms have only accelerated and expanded the audience. Probably time to face the music and participate.  Thanks Dan.

    1. You are right @milesaustin:disqus .  
      It’s natural to run away from criticism (big struggle for me, at least).  But learning from the perspective of others makes us better at getting our conversation out.

      Dan

      p.s.  What the the new big “sleeper” web tool that I should be looking out for in 2012?

  4. Sometimes a painful truth is the most helpful. Have we ever experienced a challenge in our lives that got better by ignoring it? Seldom if ever in my experiences. Yet it is so easy to dig in and defend our actions rather than take to time to listen to what is being offered up in the conversation. Social platforms have only accelerated and expanded the audience. Probably time to face the music and participate.  Thanks Dan.

    1. You are right @milesaustin:disqus .  
      It’s natural to run away from criticism (big struggle for me, at least).  But learning from the perspective of others makes us better at getting our conversation out.

      Dan

      p.s.  What the the new big “sleeper” web tool that I should be looking out for in 2012?

  5. Sometimes a painful truth is the most helpful. Have we ever experienced a challenge in our lives that got better by ignoring it? Seldom if ever in my experiences. Yet it is so easy to dig in and defend our actions rather than take to time to listen to what is being offered up in the conversation. Social platforms have only accelerated and expanded the audience. Probably time to face the music and participate.  Thanks Dan.

    1. You are right @milesaustin:disqus .  
      It’s natural to run away from criticism (big struggle for me, at least).  But learning from the perspective of others makes us better at getting our conversation out.

      Dan

      p.s.  What the the new big “sleeper” web tool that I should be looking out for in 2012?

  6. Sometimes a painful truth is the most helpful. Have we ever experienced a challenge in our lives that got better by ignoring it? Seldom if ever in my experiences. Yet it is so easy to dig in and defend our actions rather than take to time to listen to what is being offered up in the conversation. Social platforms have only accelerated and expanded the audience. Probably time to face the music and participate.  Thanks Dan.

    1. You are right @milesaustin:disqus .  
      It’s natural to run away from criticism (big struggle for me, at least).  But learning from the perspective of others makes us better at getting our conversation out.

      Dan

      p.s.  What the the new big “sleeper” web tool that I should be looking out for in 2012?

    1. That’s right, @ogydog:disqus .  You don’t need to let yourself be abused.  But if you listen you might find a kernel of truth inside what they are saying.  Happens to me all the time.  I get all upset and then think about it later and realize that they were right.
      Dan

    1. That’s right, @ogydog:disqus .  You don’t need to let yourself be abused.  But if you listen you might find a kernel of truth inside what they are saying.  Happens to me all the time.  I get all upset and then think about it later and realize that they were right.
      Dan

    1. That’s right, @ogydog:disqus .  You don’t need to let yourself be abused.  But if you listen you might find a kernel of truth inside what they are saying.  Happens to me all the time.  I get all upset and then think about it later and realize that they were right.
      Dan

    1. That’s right, @ogydog:disqus .  You don’t need to let yourself be abused.  But if you listen you might find a kernel of truth inside what they are saying.  Happens to me all the time.  I get all upset and then think about it later and realize that they were right.
      Dan

    1. That’s right, @ogydog:disqus .  You don’t need to let yourself be abused.  But if you listen you might find a kernel of truth inside what they are saying.  Happens to me all the time.  I get all upset and then think about it later and realize that they were right.
      Dan

    1. That’s right, @ogydog:disqus .  You don’t need to let yourself be abused.  But if you listen you might find a kernel of truth inside what they are saying.  Happens to me all the time.  I get all upset and then think about it later and realize that they were right.
      Dan

  7. If your advisors know the industry or discipline you’re in, trust them.If your customers represent your ICP (ideal customer profile), trust them.
    If not, change either what you are doing or who you are doing it with.

  8. If your advisors know the industry or discipline you’re in, trust them.If your customers represent your ICP (ideal customer profile), trust them.
    If not, change either what you are doing or who you are doing it with.

  9. If your advisors know the industry or discipline you’re in, trust them.If your customers represent your ICP (ideal customer profile), trust them.
    If not, change either what you are doing or who you are doing it with.

  10. If your advisors know the industry or discipline you’re in, trust them.If your customers represent your ICP (ideal customer profile), trust them.
    If not, change either what you are doing or who you are doing it with.

  11. If your advisors know the industry or discipline you’re in, trust them.If your customers represent your ICP (ideal customer profile), trust them.
    If not, change either what you are doing or who you are doing it with.

  12. If your advisors know the industry or discipline you’re in, trust them.If your customers represent your ICP (ideal customer profile), trust them.
    If not, change either what you are doing or who you are doing it with.

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